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Gleaning for the World collects donations for Colorado flood victims

By Tim Saunders, tsaunders@wdbj7.com
Published On: Sep 19 2013 04:48:46 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 19 2013 05:17:56 PM EDT
Gleaning Collection 9-19-13

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Volunteers collect donations at the Lynchburg Sam's Club Thursday.

LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Caring people from across our region are sending help to flood victims in Colorado.

Gleaning for the World is wrapping up a three day supply drive at the Lynchburg Sam's Club.

Since Tuesday volunteers with the non-profit have collected more than two large trucks full of donations.

One load is already on its way out west. Another will leave by the end of the week.

The aid will go to people in and around Boulder, Colorado, where heavy rains have destroyed more than 19,000 homes.

"Right now people are just devastated by what has happened," said Danielle Sarchet, volunteer coordinator for Gleaning for the World.  "We want to be able to lift up their spirits, and give them things that they need and can use right away."

If you didn't make it out for one of this week's community collections, you can still send donations directly to Gleaning for the World at the following address:

Gleaning for the World

PO Box 645

Concord, VA 24538